A veterinary nurse has spoken of her delight at winning a caption competition that asked participants to flex their “creative muscles” by contributing to an advertising campaign about the importance of senior canine care.

Alison Blyth
Caption competition winner Alison Blyth with her winning entry and £250 in hotel vouchers.

The challenge, run by manufacturer Natural VetCare Prescribed and Avacta Animal Health, asked Veterinary Times readers to apply creative thinking to a Cani Flex Senior advertising campaign.

Participants were presented with an image of a consultation featuring a vet, a pet owner, a child and a dog, and invited to supply thought bubbles for each.

A lovely surprise

VN Alison Blyth, from Derbyshire-based Ambivet, impressed judges with her entry, which was published in the January edition of VN Times.

Miss Blyth, who also scooped £250 of hotel vouchers for her efforts, was delighted with her win.

She said: “Having older dogs myself I am always on the lookout for products to benefit them. So when I saw Cani Flex Senior’s approach I was inspired to have a go at the caption competition.

“Winning was a lovely surprise and I hope to find a hotel that allows dogs so they can enjoy the prize with me.”

A health priority

Avacta’s Johanna Gourlay said: “It’s important to make senior dog health a priority, as signs of aging can be distressing for both the dog and its owner. Cani Flex Senior is more than just a simple joint supplement, it contains a unique formula targeting brain, heart and joint health, providing ultimate 360° support for older dogs.”

Vet Anthony Bower of Wagtails Veterinary Centre in North Yorkshire, and vet Charlotte Day of Bristol Zoo Gardens, secured first and second place respectively, and each received a luxury hamper.

  • The winning entry can be seen on the back page of Veterinary Times (VT47.05).
  • To see the two runners up and other commendable entries, visit Avacta’s Facebook page.
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